The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its dissatisfaction with Armenia’s recent “unfriendly” steps.
Release: 19:29 – 08 September 2023 Updated:
In a written statement made by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the Armenian “political elites” have recently questioned the relations with Russia both bilaterally and before the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Pointing out that Armenia also questions the validity of the trilateral agreements reached with Russia for the normalization of relations with Azerbaijan, the following statements were included:
“In this context, the Armenian administration has initiated the ratification process of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Rome Statute, the wife of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Anna Hakobyan, went to Kiev to deliver humanitarian aid to the Nazi regime in Kiev, and with the participation of the USA, on the territory of Armenia. It has taken a number of unfriendly steps in recent days regarding the organization of military exercises.”
“INVATIVE STATEMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE”
It was stated in the statement that Vagharshak Harutyunyan, the Ambador of Armenia to Moscow, was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to the aforementioned reasons.
“He was given a harsh presentation and a protest note was delivered. The note pointed to the inadmissibility of the President of the National embly of Armenia Alen Simonyan’s insulting statements on September 6, against the Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, and the Russian Foreign Ministry as a whole.
In the statement, it was emphasized that Moscow “umed” that Russia and Armenia would remain allies and that the bilateral agreements would be fully implemented. (AA)
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